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The High School Equivalency Program (HEP)


Amarillo College High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is for seasonal or migrant workers in the agricultural industry.  Eight week sessions are offered in the spring and fall semesters.   Quality instruction is provided through individualized computer instruction, structured class, and small group instruction. Classes are located in Amarillo and various Texas Panhandle locations.  Increase your potential by earning your GED in an eight-week session.  8th - 9th grade level is required on a pretest and applicants must be 17 years or older.



El programa equivalente de preparatoria ofrecido en el colegio de Amarillo (en la calle Washington) es para los trabajadores migrantes de la industria agricultural. Clases tradicionales e instrucción personalizada en la computadora son de alta calidad. Las clases están en Amarillo y en varios lugares del Panhandle de Texas.  Aumente su potencial y reciba su GED en ocho semanas. Los participantes deben de tener un mínimo de 17 años de edad y estar al nivel del 8th - 9th grado.  Clases y Alojamiento gratis. Llame hoy.

Program Requirements

You, your spouse or your guardian must have performed some form of agricultural work in the previous 24 months for a minimum of 75 days. Eligible agricultural work includes, but is not limited to seasonal labor including: meat processing, working in a feed yard, migrant farm work, ranching, fishing, and shrimping.

Program Services
  • All services provided at no charge
  • GED preparation, classroom instruction and testing
  • Individualized career goal setting
  • Cultural enrichment opportunities
  • Post program placement assistance
  • GED books, materials, and stipends provided

Amarillo College HEP contact(s):
Vince Salinas, 806-371-5266, email at vsalinas@actx.edu 
Raul Dominguez 371-5255, email at rrdominquez@actx.edu 

Region 16 contacts:
Wendy Branstine, 806-677-5157, email at wendy.branstine@esc16.net
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